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    Destruction of an Industry

    Why has nobody brought this up yet? Or am I living in a cave?

    The apparent imminent destruction of the 2nd Amendment is going to decimate the firearm business.

    Oh, yes, sure Colt and a few other companies will still have government military and police contracts, but I'm pretty sure a good part of their business is due to the general public.

    Smaller companies without government contracts like Windham Arms and maybe even Bushmaster will probably go under if they can't sell their products. Forget anyone who's building or importing AK47's, they are out of luck.

    In my own case, my SO and I were looking at buying into a gun shop before all this madness started. Obie will kill that dream - what am I going to sell, .38 revolvers?

    What about the magazine manufacturers?

    I wonder how many jobs will be lost, how many towns that rely on gun plants will decay when the major employer closes.

    This is not only wrong, it is UNAMERICAN at the most fundamental levels.
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    I honestly never even stopped to think about that, and it's a great point. I'd like to see someone bring that up to him next time he promises to lower unemployment levels

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    Just think of all the new voters that will be drawing unemployment and welfare.
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    The manufacturers need to band together and threaten to not sell to the government if a ban is passed. Didn't Barrett do that to California a while back?
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    I keep trying to tell people. He does NOT care about the economy (much less the gun mfgs.). He wants to crash the economy so he can rebuild this country (fundamentally transform) into a Socialist utopia.

    I truly believe he is evil & will do anything to accomplish his goals (end justifies the means).

    His parents were Communists, his mentor in Hawaii was a communist, he grew up with the black liberation theology.

    It will be bad.

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    Ask NY and Conn towns how they might enjoy seeing these two mfg's leave.

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    He, they, and the anti-gun people do not care. No one will 'push' on the unemployment issue. The anti's see the manufacturers as one big evil mass--they do not see the individual worker and his or her family. They want the guns gone, at any price.

    Another thing that is lacking coverage is the 500 murders in Chicago, which has some of the strictest gun laws. Ask a liberal if they care about THOSE people. Ever hear of any mass shootings in Utah? Schools and Universities there are gun friendly...any questions?
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    Obama doesnt care about jobs. if he costs 100,000+ jobs cause if this crap he'll be happy. more people dependent on on unemployment and the govt. the welfare state grows everyday and more and more democrats are born!

    srry its just an opinion plz dont ban me!
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    When did jobs ever matter to this admin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunslingergirl View Post
    Why has nobody brought this up yet? Or am I living in a cave?

    The apparent imminent destruction of the 2nd Amendment is going to decimate the firearm business.

    Oh, yes, sure Colt and a few other companies will still have government military and police contracts, but I'm pretty sure a good part of their business is due to the general public.

    Smaller companies without government contracts like Windham Arms and maybe even Bushmaster will probably go under if they can't sell their products. Forget anyone who's building or importing AK47's, they are out of luck.

    In my own case, my SO and I were looking at buying into a gun shop before all this madness started. Obie will kill that dream - what am I going to sell, .38 revolvers?

    What about the magazine manufacturers?

    I wonder how many jobs will be lost, how many towns that rely on gun plants will decay when the major employer closes.

    This is not only wrong, it is UNAMERICAN at the most fundamental levels.
    Current gun/accessory sales are at an all-time high, much to the pleasure of the entire industry. I'm reluctant to call the destruction of the 2nd Amendment "imminent". That said, there is a good possibility the mag capacities are going to be limited. Those limitations and the demand they create for millions of lower-capacity mags will bolster the industry in the short term, and likely not affect it adversely in the long term. Increased background requirements and sales tracking are also possibilities, and will also be job creators in an already-bloated bureaucracy. The only ones who are going to take a beating in all this are the consumers.
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    In spite of what some are saying, don't get too despondent yet. What was it Dylan Thomas said? "Do not go gentle into that good night." There are still lots of great Americans, proud of who we've been and proud of who we've become, who stand ready to fight this in congress, in the polls, in the courts, on capitol building lawns, in their blogs, on the opinion page, in their living rooms, in the corner coffee shop and everywhere else the fight needs to be fought. Just send lots of vitamins to your favorite members of the supreme court. We need them to stay healthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunsAndViolince View Post
    Just send lots of vitamins to your favorite members of the supreme court. We need them to stay healthy.
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    Much of what any of the proposed laws or item they want will not destroy the gun/ammunition industry... The expired ban didn't do it....... In fact it created higher prices for certain type weapons.........

    More than likely if any of the what is being purposed is actually enacted gun/ammunition sales will spike even further than after the school shooting. This will equate to more sales for gun/ammunition manufacturers.
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    You are absolutely right, gunslingergirl.

    My business has already been chased out of one sector by the government (renovating old structures), and it is getting less and less profitable to develop new with ever-encroaching laws and restrictions.

    I also was thinking about investing in one of our local gun stores. I'm now stepping back and re-thinking the future of my business. Instead of looking for market demand, I'm looking to avoid where the government will start meddling next.
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    Re: Destruction of an Industry

    Obama couldn't give a crap about jobs, esp jobs in firearms industry.

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